EASA Quality and Safety For AM Nominated Persons QMS & SMS – 1 Day


This 1 day Intensive Courses focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the Senior Management Team in particular related to the Quality & Safety Manager and the Post Holder Obligations

Quality Assurance is essentially looking at compliance and Safety Assurance is looking at any weakness in the organisational system which raises the exposure to risk. Quality Assurance is looking at the existing situation whilst Safety Assurance is a forward looking process.

Whilst Quality is essentially looking at compliance, Safety Management Systems should focus extensively on the analysis of the data derived from the contributing elements of the various impacted areas.

The Safety Management System identifies as an essential goal, the improvement of the Safety Performance. In so doing the SMS aims to deliver an improvement in the risk exposure.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) To be able to explain the key elements required to organize the organisations compliance audit and Safety Management System to both ensure compliance and to deliver maximum effectiveness.

b) Understand the regulations which deliver the Quality Audit & SMA Requirements

c) To be able to explain the requirements for both the QA and SMS systems including an understanding of the different types of audit applicable for each area together with how the QMS and SMS integrates within the overall Management System Process.

d) Ability to focus on effective identification of root cause analysis and promotion of positive action.

e) To be able to place a clear priority on best practice management within a strong quality assurance “compliance-based” system.

f) Understand techniques to focus on the organisational issues during the audit including the relationship within the work place and responsibility to address issues.

g) To be able to fully engage with the process of Root Cause Analysis

h) To understand the mechanism whereby the Senior Management can demonstrate effective oversight and management of its risks.

i) To understand the meaning of “Top Down” Safety Management Systems – and what it means for business leaders.

j) To understand the methodology used to mitigate or control the potential “safety threats.

Who is the Course for?

Regulatory Authority Members, Flight Safety Department Managers and Inspectors with operational oversight responsibilities.​Operations Accountable Managers and proposed Nominated Persons (NP) Flight OPS, Maintenance, Crew Training and Ground Ops, Compliance Monitoring Managers (Quality Managers) and Auditors, Safety Managers, Flight Safety Officers, Flight Operations Officers and Cabin Crew Management.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed

– General Introduction
– Definitions and Abbreviations
– The Difference between Quality Assurance and Safety Assurance
– Understanding the nature of Risk
– Quality Auditing Techniques and the Bridge to SMS
– Performance Auditing challenges and the link to Safety Auditing
– Safety Auditor Competence
– Working within the Organisational SMS Structure
– Delivering Safety Audits
– Advance Techniques for Auditing the Following Area – Quality System Auditing
– Auditing Change Management across the Business
– How to develop a HF understanding within the environment of our SMS
– How to Evaluate the Organization Data Capture and Data Analysis Processes

Target Groups

Pot Holders and Nominated persons; Quality and Safety Managers, Assurance Auditors;

CAA Inspectors, Quality Department, Safety Department, Training Department Managers and other Training staff will also benefit from attendance to this course.


A background in an aviation environment.

Learning Objectives

– To understand the fundamentals of Quality & Safety Auditing
– To understand the practical challenges to deliver effective Safety Audits
– To equip the attendee with the skills and techniques required to manage and execute meaningful QMS & SMS within their respective companies.

Certificates Wording:

Comprehensive overview regarding QA & SMS Auditing Fundamentals, The Difference between Quality and Safety Assurance, Understanding the Nature of Risk, Delivering Safety Audits, Performance Auditing, Auditing Change Management, SMS Performance Measurement Data Capture and Data Analysis Processes.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“This training offers very good explanations of difficult topics.”
“All aspect were useful, the examples were great.”
“This training helped me to develop some new skills.”
“The instructor is very resourceful and intelligent.”
“Having a visual material helps a lot the learning process.”


1 day – The training will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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